Our theater was pretty full, and we even saw this movie in 3D. The babies kept their 3D glasses on for almost an hour a piece, which is pretty long for being as young as they are.
The theater showed a trailer for the upcoming Disney movie Saving Mr. Banks, set to be released in December 2013. Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson star in this biography of the making of Mary Poppins. After this preview, we were shown a Disney movie short and the feature movie.
Here’s our review of both.
Oh My GOODNESS!!!!! LOVE is not a strong enough word! Frozen is a well rounded family movie, with enough characters for boys and girls to each have a favorite. With the classic two animal side kick (Sven and Olaf), even the “tough” little boy will be smiling and laughing! I actually was crying in the beginning of this film, I won’t tell you why, but I am sure many of you will be brought to tears within the first 15 minutes.
In Disney Classic style there are some really great songs that help set the tone for the movie. You get the same “feel” from Frozen as you did with Beauty and the Beast and even the Lion King. I will be surprised if Frozen doesn’t go down as one of Disney’s Classics.
Very rarely do we ever see a movie more than once in a theater, with Frozen, this will be one of those times. The simply fact that BOTH babies (2 and 3) sat through the ENTIRE movie without getting up was AMAZING. And unlike a lot of Disney classics, the “scary” scene in Frozen wasn’t scary enough to make them hide and cringe. It was actually done with some humor so it never really felt scary. (Beauty and the Beast = Wolf Scene – Merida = Bear Scene = Lion King = Fight Scene at End…)
Disney short: Get a Horse
This five minute short shows Mickey drawn in his black and white 1930’s sketching. This short shows Mickey, Minnie, Clarabelle Cow, and several other characters traveling in the old style drawings before Peg-leg Pete tries to start mischief. When Pete starts causing trouble, Mickey is then thrown through the cartoon barrier into a 3D stage in full color. As the short progresses, Mickey and the other characters go back and forth from the old style drawings to the colored 3D animations. I was amazed at the awesome 3D technology has come along. When Mickey first burst through the barrier into color, it seemed as real as if Mickey was in real life right in front of us. In fact, both my kids were surprised at how real it was and even took off their glasses. Courtney even buried her head for a bit. We were told Get a Horse as already been nominated for awards. I understand why as the animations created for this are really amazing.
Disney film: Frozen
This one hour, twenty five minute film is set in a Sweden/Norway type of environment called Arendelle. The story surrounds two sisters Elsa and Anna, who are daughters of the King of Arendelle. The family learns Elsa holds a fantastic power: she’s able to create ice and snow. As she is unable to control her powers, the King shuns her from the society of the kingdom and encourages her to keep her power a secret, even from her sister Anna. The two sisters are kept apart until they become women and Elsa is corrinated Queen (her parents the King and Queen lost their lives when they were children). An argument between the two sisters has Elsa lose her temper and accidentlly reveal her power to the kingdom and eventually turn Arendelle into an ice cold winter. When Elsa runs away, Anna runs after her in order to not only reconcile their relationship, but to save the kingdom from its icy clutches. I found this latest installment of a Disney princess movie entertaining. There’s plenty of adult humor peppered throughout the movie, and a few jokes for the little ones, too. The plot kept me interested throughout the movie with just enough action sequences to keep my mind from wandering.